Thursday, March 29, 2012

Can We Have Unending Economic Growth?

The prospects were always doubtful, explains Stratford Caldecott, but our response to the economic slowdown brought on by rising energy prices and massive debt will also tell us much about our society's view of money:  Have we really deified it (made it the thing that gives meaning to all, the thing that makes human cooperation possible)?  Caldecott, quoting Goodchild and others, suggests we have.  An unstable foundation for solidarity and community if ever there were one.

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